History and Stories

Maps of the Stonehenge Landscape

Discover what the landscape around Stonehenge has looked like from before the monument itself was first built through to the present day. Move between the four maps to see the Stonehenge landscape at different periods, and open the image windows to find out more about each feature.


The Stonehenge Landscape through time

The Stonehenge landscape in the early Neolithic, about 3400 BC

Before Stonehenge
  • The Stonehenge landscape in the early Neolithic, about 3400 BC

At the time of Stonehenge
  • At the time of Stonehenge: the late Neolithic, about 2300 BC

After Stonehenge
  • After Stonehenge was built: the early Bronze Age, about 1700 BC

Excavation and survey
  • Open the image windows to find out more about the work of antiquaries and archaeologists in the Stonehenge landscape, from the 17th century to the present day.

More about Stonehenge

  • Virtual Tour of Stonehenge

    Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with this 360 degree view from inside the stones, which explores the monument’s key features.

  • History of Stonehenge

    Read a full history of one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments, from its origins about 5,000 years ago to the 21st century.

  • The Stonehenge World Heritage Site Landscape

    Explore this interactive map created by Historic England to find out about the latest in-depth research into the Stonehenge World Heritage Site landscape.

  • Why Does Stonehenge Matter?

    Stonehenge is a unique prehistoric monument, lying at the centre of an outstandingly rich archaeological landscape. It is an extraordinary source for the study of prehistory.

  • Plan of Stonehenge

    Download this PDF plan to see the phases of the building of Stonehenge, from the first earthwork to the arrangement of the bluestones.

  • More histories

    Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.